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Address: Fort Zoutman | Historical Muaseum, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 2185
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Fun Cultural Show

We attended the Bon Bini Festival Tuesday evening and had a good time. It is held in the courtyard of the clock tower in downtown Oranjestad. Price was only $5.00 per person. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We attended the Bon Bini Festival Tuesday evening and had a good time. It is held in the courtyard of the clock tower in downtown Oranjestad. Price was only $5.00 per person. The served local foods there, although we had already eaten. Music and dance by local artists and performers and you learn about Aruba's culture, traditions, and language. Local... More 

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Archbold, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Bon Bini Festival was a cute introduction to the culture of Aruba. The dancers and musicians were great but the poet was a bit eccentric. Food was available for purchase though we had already eaten. Local vendors were also on site, which was nice.

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Harriman, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The entertainment was quite amateur....dancing was "polkas" from Poland???. etc. The line for the food was very long and not worth the wait. Would not recommend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A weekly folkloric event with a good variety of local food, music, dance and a little lesson on the local language...held in the courtyard of Oranjestad's historic Fort Zoutman.

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Gardiner, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I loved this 90-minute show - good mix of music, singing, dancing, etc. Best deal on the island at only $5. Note it is only held on Tuesdays - doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. There is a full bar and local food to sample, as well as craft tables. Make sure to stay until... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Music was too loud. I wore earplugs and still heard everything. Dancing was interesting but not unusual compared to other cultural reviews we've visited. Food was adequate, not outstanding in any way.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a very nice show to learn about the culture. There were vendors and traditional food. It was not a fully polished production. There were some glitches here and there where the audience had to wait for the next group of dancers. It was nice though and worth the price.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We saw the show during our stop in Aruba while on a cruise. The admission price was $5.00. There were 3 tables of crafts for sale reasonably priced. There were also several homemade dinners available for sale at $6.00 - $7.00 along with individual items for $1.25 (small meat pies and cheese pies) Soda and beer was also available for... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

A down to earth review of the multicultural history of the island with wonderful music, talented dancers, singers and poet. Good food for a small price and a charismatic emcee. Very enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The history and the entertainment was fabulous...The MC was knowledgeable of the history of Aruba. The dancers and the music was fascinating...

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